The clash between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Lions was undoubtedly the best clash of the tournament with Mumbai coming out triumphant after a thrilling contest in the Super Over. But the game was in the bag for Mumbai Indians till Basil Thampi dismissed Kieron Pollard in the 17th over with MI needing 27 off 23 balls.
James Faulkner could have sent Kieron Pollard back soon after as he flicked the pacer straight to Thampi at mid-wicket, only for the fielder to drop the sitter. Pollard was batting on 4 with MI still needing 46 off 39 balls.
But Thampi though came back to dismiss Pollard (15) as the batsman hit it straight down the throat of Brendon McCullum at long-on. With 27 required off 23 balls, Hardik Pandya came in to join brother Krunal. But Thampi returned to send back Hardik off the first ball of the 19th over for 4 with the score reading 139/5.
MI still needed 15 off 11 balls as Harbhajan Singh came in to join Krunal. But Thampi bowled a beauty to send back Harbhajan for a duck. And Irfan Pathan followed that with a brilliant direct hit from fine-leg to run out Mitchell McClenaghan for 1 as he came back for a double.
Mumbai needed 11 off 6 balls going into the last over and Irfan came back to bowl his second over after giving away 16 runs in his first over. Krunal welcomed him with a huge six back over the head. But MI failed to get the 5 needed off 5 balls with Jadeja hitting the stumps off the last ball to run out Krunal and that tie the game.